Tremors continue to rock regions around Alamatti

16 low intensity quakes in six months

Tremors continue to rock regions around Alamatti

The tremors measuring l.2 and 1.5 on the Richter Scale rocked Kalagurki at 12:12 pm and 1:18 pm respectively. Kalagurki village was the epicentre of the quake, said  Natural Disaster Management Centre Director Prakash.

The tremors were not felt as they were of low intensity. The region has experienced tremors 16 times in the past six months.

Prakash said that there was decrease in the intensity of   tremors that had hit the region. He added that earlier tremors had been measured 3.1 on the Richter Scale but the recent tremors measured only 1.2 on the Richter Scale.

The villages Kalgurki, Malaghana and others are under strict observation and a study is being conducted on the geological layers of the earth in the troubled region, he added.

As many as 360 places in the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have witnessed repeated tremors. However, these tremors are not dangerous, he added. A team of scientist from National Geophysical Research Centre, Hyderabad have also expressed a similar opinion, Prakash said.

A detailed report of the tremor has been submitted to Bijapur district administration, he added.

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